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Message from the President, Greg Glockner


The beginning of fall is my favorite time of year. I enjoy the slight crisp in the air. The gorgeous fall foliage. The fresh crop of Washington apples. The start of a new school year. The new season of arts, TV and football. Similarly, the High Holidays also bring a new start to our spiritual lives. The High Holiday prayer book teaches that we are commanded to do three things during these holidays: tefilah (prayer), teshuvah (turning) and tzedakah (righteous giving). Both teshuvah and tzedakah are personal actions, but tefilah is something we do as a community. The High Holiday prayers are not something we do alone or at home. We gather and pray as a community. We pray for health and blessings for ourselves, family, friends, community and the people of the world. Our community comforts us in the memories of loved ones who are gone. I sincerely look forward to seeing you during the High Holidays. I want to hear the stories of your summer, your hopes for the new year and to join together in our sacred holiday rituals.
L’shanah Tovah,

Greg Glockner


Greg Glockner and his family joined TBT in 2007, where his son attends TBT’s Religious School. Previously, he was a Vice President of Congregation Beth Israel-Judea in San Francisco, and he was active at Temple Emanu-El of Greater Atlanta. In college, he was the co-chair of the Yale Reform Chavurah, where he served as a lay leader for Reform services. Professionally, he is Vice President of Engineering for Gurobi Optimization; he holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research and has worked in decision support software for over 20 years.

Executive Board of Directors 2017-2018

Donna Blankinship

First Vice President

Rachael Klein

Vice President

Rachael has been active with our Membership Committee, programming, and typically volunteers at all our events. She knows what’s going on at TBT!

Amy McGinnis

Vice President

Kalai Socha-Leialoha


Jackie Frank


Brian Schuster

Immediate Past President

Brian and his family have been members of TBT for over 30 years. Brian is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) North American Board where he also serves on various committees and commissions. He also serves on the URJ Camp Kalsman Commission. He is a Vice Chair for the URJ Pacific Northwest Community, Immediate Past 1st Vice Chair and Immediate Past Vice Chair for Youth, Camp & Israel for the URJ West District Council as well as Immediate Past President of the URJ Pacific Northwest Council. He has served on numerous committees and task forces at TBT and was President from 1996 – 1999. Brian and his wife Carol reside in Bellevue and their children have all been madrichim in the TBT Religious School, active in BTY and NFTY, and been campers and staff at Camp Kalsman.


Andy Held

Randy Hyde

Gary Kornbluh

Mollie Launer

Jeff Schwartz

Nicola Walker

Advisory Council

Past Presidents:

Barby Cohen, Elliot Paull, Jackie Frank, Robin Plotnik, Brian Schuster

At Large:

Donna Blankinship            Andy Held

Janice Brumer                   Adrienne Delaney

Robin Negrin                      Lori Harnick

Gregory Glockner              Vered Siroka

Clint Nass                           Ann Kolovyansky